Legal Aid of Nebraska

Statewide organization serving all 93 counties from eight office locations in Omaha (HQ), Bancroft, Lincoln, Norfolk, Grand Island, North Platte, Scottsbluff and Lexington.
Organization website

Primary geographic focus: Nebraska
Organization type(s): Provider
Lists: LSC, LawHelp

For 50 years, Legal Aid of Nebraska has provided dignity, hope, self-sufficiency and justice through quality civil legal aid for those who have nowhere else to turn. The fundamental goal of legal aid services is simple—to provide free legal representation to underprivileged citizens and to cultivate self-sufficiency among their clients.

Legal Aid of Nebraska is a statewide organization and serves all 93 counties. We have 64 employees in eight office locations in Omaha, Bancroft, Lincoln, Norfolk, Grand Island, North Platte, Scottsbluff and Lexington.



Why doctors are prescribing legal aid for patients in need

Jackie Judd
PBS News Hour
September 2, 2015
Across the country, many medical systems have begun establishing special legal partnerships. Lawyers become allies for disadvantaged patients who need help navigating problems with landlords and insurers.

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Representing Themselves In Court, Some Nebraskans Keep Homelessness At Bay

Bill Kelly
NET News (Nebraska)
February 16, 2016
A new self-help approach at Legal Aid of Nebraska has empowered people to understand and stand up for their legal rights.


For Nebraska’s Poor, Get Sick and Get Sued

Paul Kiel
ProPublica, Daily Beast
April 28, 2016
Cheap court fees and looser rules make suing over medical debts as small as $60 easy. Every year Nebraska collection agencies file lawsuits by the tens of thousands.

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‘I checked my bank account, and it was zero’: Lincoln student files lawsuit against debt collector

Lori Pilger
Lincoln Journal Star (NE)
September 23, 2016
A Lincoln college student has accused a local debt collection company and its lawyers of violating federal and state collection practices when they went after him over an unpaid $2,800 bill.

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In Nebraska, New Bill Proposes Protections Against Rampant Debt Collection

Paul Kiel
January 24, 2017
Bill seeks to block collectors from cleaning out debtors’ bank accounts over medical debts of a few hundred dollars.


Low-income people: Standing on the front lines of climate change impact

Cheril Lee
Reader (NE)
February 14, 2017
When Milo Mumgaard, Executive Director for Legal Aid of Nebraska, made his way back to the legal aid world a year and a half ago, he had a very specific thought he wanted to pursue.

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Legal Aid files suit to stop Scottsbluff couple from losing their home

Lori Pilger
Lincoln Journal Star (NE)
January 19, 2019
He said the couple, both in their 60s, couldn’t afford the $588.21 in back property taxes after medical issues caused Terry Fair to lose her job, leaving them with a single income to make ends meet.

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Displaced renters seek to recoup their money after flooding

Associated Press (AP)
April 11, 2019
All of the community's homes were declared uninhabitable following the massive flooding that swept through the Midwest last month, causing billions of dollars in damage.

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Bellvue homes to be razed from flooding, but it’s uncertain who will pay the bill

Associated Press (AP)
June 19, 2019
A suburb of Omaha has condemned 195 flood-damaged homes, but it’s unclear who will be paying the expected bill of more than $1 million to raze them.

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Legal groups request moratorium on eviction, debt collection cases in Nebraska amid coronavirus

Christopher Burbach
Omaha World-Herald
March 19, 2020

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As Evictions Loom, Lawyers Are Gearing Up to Help

Matthew Goldstein
New York Times (NYT)
August 24, 2020

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Advocates worry about an eviction crisis as 2021 approaches without a stimulus deal

Alicia Adamczyk
November 9, 2020

Television News

Millions of renters face eviction as moratorium expiration looms

Diana Olick
December 10, 2020
The eviction moratorium is about to expire and that could leave millions of renters without a place to live on New Year’s Day. CNBC’s Diana Olick reports.

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6 million American households could face eviction on January 1

Adele Peters
Fast Company
November 25, 2020
The CDC’s eviction moratorium expires on January 1. Even if the Biden administration has a plan to help renters, unless Trump acts there will be a 20-day gap when landlords can try to evict anyone who didn’t pay.

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A ‘huge wave of evictions’ is possible in January

Anna Bahney
CNN Business
November 16, 2020
An estimated 11 to 13 million renter households are at risk of eviction, according to Stout, an investment bank and global advisory firm. It predicts there could be as many as 6.4 million potential eviction filings by January 1, 2021 if the CDC moratorium is lifted.

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